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Algemeiner Unveils ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star Studded Gala (PHOTOS) April 25, 2013 1:27 pm

Algemeiner Unveils ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star Studded Gala (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner unveiled its first annual ‘JEWISH 100’ list celebrating the “top 100...

Senator Joseph Lieberman and Wife Hadassah Honored at Open University Gala (PHOTOS) January 6, 2013 11:45 pm

Senator Joseph Lieberman and Wife Hadassah Honored at Open University Gala (PHOTOS)

Outgoing Senator Joseph Lieberman and his wife Hadassah were honored at the annual gala for...

Elie Wiesel Foundation Honors Tom Hanks (VIDEO) October 19, 2012 11:46 am

Elie Wiesel Foundation Honors Tom Hanks (VIDEO)

Actor Tom Hanks was honored Wednesday night by the Elie Wiesel Foundation at a gala at the...

BBQ Celebrates AIFL, Introduces YASE Program September 24, 2012 2:39 am

BBQ Celebrates AIFL, Introduces YASE Program

A delicious and informative evening introducing the America Israel Friendship League (AIFL)...

SOCIAL: East Hampton Chabad Hosts Annual Summer Reception August 31, 2012 5:12 pm

SOCIAL: East Hampton Chabad Hosts Annual Summer Reception

On a lovely Sunday evening in August, almost 300 friends and supporters gathered on the sprawling...

Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Hosts Jere Van Dyk, Pays Tribute to Daniel Pearl at Summer Event (PHOTOS) August 30, 2012 1:41 pm

Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Hosts Jere Van Dyk, Pays Tribute to Daniel Pearl at Summer Event (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner Editor’s Club hosted famed CBS journalist Jere Van Dyk at its first annual...

Fighting Cancer With Chai Lifeline June 22, 2012 4:43 pm

Fighting Cancer With Chai Lifeline

“I stand before you on one leg, more aware of every moment of life…Failure is not an...

From Paris to Perth, A Happy Family of Jewish Immigrants June 18, 2012 3:07 pm

From Paris to Perth, A Happy Family of Jewish Immigrants

New York City has no shortage of Jewish organizations for young singles and couples. Some...

New York’s Jewish Community Celebrates its Heritage (PHOTOS) June 1, 2012 1:02 pm

New York’s Jewish Community Celebrates its Heritage (PHOTOS)

On a day that was picture perfect for a barbeque, Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited a few...

Shahar Azani and Bill Kristol talk Jews and Modern Media at Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Event May 31, 2012 2:49 pm

Shahar Azani and Bill Kristol talk Jews and Modern Media at Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ Event

The Algemeiner ‘Editor’s Club’ hosted Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol...

Keeping it in the Family May 9, 2012 3:13 pm

Keeping it in the Family

When it comes to the Jewish people, says Israel’s Ambassador to the United States Michael...

Shuttered Yale Center’s Director Studying anti-Semitism in New Ways May 1, 2012 8:42 am

Shuttered Yale Center’s Director Studying anti-Semitism in New Ways

NEW YORK—Once director of the shuttered Yale Interdisciplinary Initiative for the Study...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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